Day 1111 LOVE that number

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The Womans March

All prints are $50. They are 8×10, archival and printed on acid free fine art paper at Art on  Broad or from myself.

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Rhineharts

This was also the Rhineharts Masters t shirt!!!

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Trouble in the Hen House

Just because its fun and I LOVE it!!! :>

Margaret enjoying her time …and probably sketching up a storm!!! xoxo

Day 1110 It may be Saturday

But I am headed to the mountains.  In  the meantime a few more prints!! You knew that right?!

All prints are $50. They are 8×10, archival and printed on acid free fine art paper at Art on  Broad or from myself.

WWay half inchThe View From the Partridge Inn

two broad st Houses half inch

The Dowagers on Broad

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Broad Street Dowager

Go downtown to Art on Broad and buy a bunch for your family and friends for Christmas.  Small business Saturday is NEXT week…go on you know you want to!!

Margaret hanging out with family in Sapphire xoxoxo

Day 1108 Dog Prints!!

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Jack Russell Terrier All prints are 8×10

All prints are $50. They are 8×10, archival and printed on acid free fine art paper at Art on  Broad or from myself.

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Pit Bull

Honey

Labrador Retriever

Somewhere I have one of a White English Retriever and a Yellow lab. Will add them SOON…well after Thanksgiving.

Tomorrow I am off on holiday for my birthday Tuesday and Thanksgiving. AND NOPE no internet access where I am going!!

Margaret xoxoxo

Day 1107 A few more prints

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All prints are $50. They are 8×10, archival and printed on acid free fine art paper at Art on  Broad or from myself.

More prints that will be available starting tomorrow at Art on Broad in Augusta or from myself.

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St Pauls Church

st pauls copy2 (1)St Pauls Tuesdays

 

And thats it for tonite…trying to print one last print and NOPE its blurring one end of it…maybe I need to clean the print heads? Turn the printer on and off…hmmm

 

Margaret annoyed with her printer xoxoxo

Day 1106 More prints

Broad Street

So they are almost ready for release. I think I have printed about sixty of them. They can be acquired either from myself or Art on Broad for $50 for an archival giclee 8×10″ print. Fat mans Soul Good Soul Food

I have been through two and a half boxes of Epson Velvet Matte Fine Art printer paper making these. Did I say the most expensive printer paper I have ever bought at $32 for 20 sheets. Painful when you mess up a piece of it not that I would ever do that! That said it’s lovely stuff. Wonder if it would make a great sketchbook.

Sacred Heart

These are just a few of the paintings that I will be offering as prints. Stay tuned for more.

I will be adding prints of Paris and Atlanta as well as other city I have sketched like Knoxville and Brevard soon. Stay tuned. Exciting.

Margaret xoxoxo

Day 1105 Prints Prints Prints

Hard to top this oh so cool Charles Reid print I found waiting for me in the driveway when I got home today and here upi thought it was the new door knob I had ordered from Amazon. My dad was actually in this march out of the Frozen Choisin in Korea in November 1950 so he could be one of these marines who walked out in MINUS 32 degree weather. About 10000 Marines two regiments I think were surrounded at Choisin by more than 100000 Chinese. They held out for a week and finally walked out while the severely wounded rode on the trucks thru the mountain ravines. Dad’s company held the Toktong Pass which was the retreat for the Marines.

Their one lonely company of 246 men -Fox Company-were completely surrounded by thousands of Chinese. By the time they got help they had 28 or so men left able to fight. They piled dead Chinese up like cordwood or sandbags around their gun emplacements. Dad wrote up one of the gunners Hector Cafferati for the Medal of Honor which he received for killing more than 1000 Chinese with his machine gun. Dad thought Hector had probably shot more than 5000 in the week of fighting but nobody would believe it if he recorded those numbers in the write up.

I had sent Charles Reid a copy of the book Last Stand of Fox Company which records the battle. And Charles and Judy graciously sent me a print of the watercolor. Lucky girl here!! This is a brief review of the book:From the book The Last Stand of Fox Company

“November 1950, the Korean Peninsula. After General MacArthur ignores Mao’s warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by 120,000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir. Their only chance for survival is to fight their way south through the Toktong Pass, a narrow gorge in the Nangnim Mountains. It will need to be held open at all costs. The mission is handed to Captain William Barber and the 246 Marines of Fox Company, a courageous but undermanned unit of the First Marines. Barber and his men are ordered to climb seven miles of frozen terrain to a rocky promontory overlooking the pass. The Marines have no way of knowing that the ground they occupy – it is soon dubbed “Fox Hill” – is surrounded by 10,000 Chinese soldiers. As the sun sets on the hill, and the temperature plunges to 30 degrees below zero, Barber’s men dig in for the night. At two in the morning they are awakened by the sound – bugles, whistles, cymbals, and drumbeats – of a massive assault by thousands of enemy infantry. The attack is just the first wave of four days and five nights of nearly continuous Chinese attempts to take Fox Hill, during which Barber’s beleaguered company clings to the high ground and allows the First Marine Division to battle south. Amid the relentless violence, three-quarters of Fox Company’s Marines are killed, wounded, or captured. Just when it looks like the outfit will be overrun, Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Davis, a fearless Marine officer who is fighting south from Chosin, volunteers to lead a force of 500 men on a daring mission that cuts a hole in the Chinese lines and relieves the men of Fox Company.

The Last Stand of Fox Company is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism and self-sacrifice in the face of impossible odds. The authors have conducted dozens of firsthand interviews with the battle’s survivors, and they narrate the story with the imm…..”

Well after all that excitement I have been working on my Prints this evening with the help of my friend Thomas Needham and they will be available thru Art onBroad as soon as I get them there. Definitely by Small Business Saturday. And they will be available on my website.

So right here I should insert some of the Prints. Well duh they are on my laptop and I am worn out and on my iPado bare with me. Hopefully tomorrow!! Soooo a little silly sketch I did of elephants. Colored with my faber castell watercolor pencils. I think it got a little dark. Oops. What happens when you color late into the night. I think I will try to lighten some of the pink at least. Rather garish right now.

Lamy EF Stillman and birn Zeta.

Margaret who has some Prints to sign before bedtime!!!

Day 1104 one more Inktober.

You know looking thru the sketchbook I have a half dozen of these I think still not posted. Oops.

Loved this bus boy at Nacho Mamas. He was working hard the whole time I sat there and sketched. He had on a great shirt that looked hand dyed. He was nonstop

Margaret odd to french I hope. Queasy tummy from something bad I ate I think.

Day 1103 Another Inktober

Lucky for me I still have at least a couple of inktobers I never posted.

That Red quilt is sucking my life up and not getting much done besides it. Took me four hours to sew those two bottom Blocks because of cutting up red strips. And cleaning up some of the mess from the center. Not sure doing 34 red on red blocks isn’t a colossal waste of time. Guess we will see.

Spent hours today trying to sew the center together. And NOPE it’s still not done because I have had to adjust all the rows to the same length. Spent all day til 4 doing that when the dogs said it was nap time. I still think it’s nap time. Zzzz

Margaret who turned a very busy Sunday into a very lazy day. Ps almost time for the Durrells.

Day 1102 Its Saturday

I was busy torturing Ilaina today. Hard to soften the edges on the inexpensive strathmore bristol but the colors blend and mingle deliciously

Might be done? May get more backgroundAt second break Ilaina and I decided to try green for the background since there was a lot of red in the painting. Complimentary colors play well together.

Really like this one though I think I will add a bit more of the green apatite on the left.

Second break

Colors used flesh- Quin pink & raw sienna added dioxzone purple burnt sienna for shadows combined w Quin pink & raw sienna for shadows. Hair- sepia & ultramarine blue. Green apatite and Quin gold background. Ilaina said green was for her heart chakra. She is definitely a sweetheart.

First break forty minutes

The rest of the group!! Some great painting and sketching today.

Al Beyer huge oil

Tom Needham 12×18 wc

Nice oil by Bill

Jeremy’s beautiful one.

Love Katy Padgett’s charcoal and Pastel

Don’t know his name. But a great job.

Dawn. Sweet face. I even like the writing. Dawn takes beautiful photographs of Ilaina which you can see on instagram.

Bills very nice small oil.

Our boy Fred. Who else would drive to life modeling in an open converitable in 41 degree weather. Gotta love Fred!

Amy’s oil I think.

Beautiful pencil sketch but never found out who the lady was that did it.

A couple of the college kids drawing on the cold concrete floor. Ah youth.

And that’s it. Off to sew some more.

Margaret on a chilly Saturday in SC!

Day 1101 Seeing red

Making a lap quilt for a sick friend. Consuming my life turning the sewing room aka second guestroom into a tip pulling out and chopping up piles of fabric. Scraps everywhere.

I have sorted the strips ones by color or black and white.

Cut a jillion strings and saved them For a friend who can use them For weaving.

Since its stage four back to sewing as soon as the cookies are done.

Margaret xoxox